Algeria opposition propose six-month political transition

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A group of Algerian opposition parties and unions proposed on March 23 a “roadmap” to end a political crisis and weeks of protests sparked by the veteran president’s bid to stay in power.

  • ALGIERS – Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on February 22 he would run for a fifth term in April 18 elections, despite concerns about his ability to rule, triggering an outcry in the country which has since…

The 82-year-old, who uses a wheelchair and has rarely appeared in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, earlier this month said he would pull out of the race.

But he also postponed the…

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